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07/09/2018 - 6:31pm Will be making the drive…

Will be making the drive from Chicago to Mullett Lake all the way up in Cheboygan County, Michigan. The lady's family has a couple houses on the lake and it's absolutely beautiful. Did it last year for the Florida game - we rolled in about 20 deep to the local bar on the lake and sang "The Victors" on the mile-long trail walk back to the cabin. Heaven.

04/28/2018 - 1:01pm Take ENG 101 as early as you

Take ENG 101 as early as you can and stretch to take EECS 280 as early as possible. From there, barrel the fuck through EECS 281 and the world is your oyster. The real value in the degree IS 281, but you can explore your specific interests in the CS world after 281.

It sucks, but start early on every project, find some friends to bounce stuff off of, you'll be fine.

04/19/2018 - 12:33pm Ahhh right by the Side Street

Ahhh right by the Side Street Saloon. Fantastic little bar.

04/19/2018 - 12:05pm Do you....do you live in my

Do you....do you live in my apartment? Intersection of Wolfram & Southport right here.

04/13/2018 - 2:18pm (No subject)

03/30/2018 - 3:07pm Yeah, apologies - the title

Yeah, apologies - the title didn't mean to be deep or anything - I just usually try to edit to the song and didn't think up of another one.

03/23/2018 - 2:41pm Son of a bitch time to move

Son of a bitch...time to move to LA I guess. You're a good dude, wish I could do it man.

03/23/2018 - 2:08pm My bet is the guy who

My bet is the guy who uploaded the Montana & Houston games is already on it and will post it here when complete. I've been looking everywhere for other games and they simply don't exist except when he posted. Sucks how much they've clamped down on it this year.

03/21/2018 - 3:44pm If I can get 37 year old

If I can get 37 year old dudes to say "Dope" my work here is done :)

Don't do it professionally, have done a couple projects here and there for a little cash, but I plan to keep this a hobby. I do spend a very high percentage of my free-time doing this kind of stuff, though.

03/21/2018 - 2:31pm Yep, that's great advice. I

Yep, that's great advice. I find that I have those best "something isn't just quite right" moments after stepping away for like 15 minutes or so. After watching the same stuff over and over, I always fall into the trap of getting used to how I set up a transition, audio levels, etc.

Obviously the viewer is going in blind, and to replicate their experience, have to do your best to try to view it with "fresh eyes" so to speak. Thanks again for the great tips.

03/21/2018 - 2:03pm As far as the announcer

As far as the announcer audio, I wanted to highlight the music audio since I thought the lyrics in this one were especially fitting. Finding the balance of being able to understand both lyrics and announcers without overwhelming the viewer is something I find extremely difficult. Totally understand how it can be frustrating and distracting if you're trying to listen to the announcers.

Agreed on intro - I cut off the first 30 seconds of the song, and decided to roll with the entire second half of the verse for two main reasons: 1) wanted to include all of Michigan's missed chances at the end of the game, 2) build up more time to the first "I'm a survivor". I guess you could call it a trade-off, but definitely agree it's on the lengthy side.

The color isolation was a bit tricky for some clips. Could have used a matte to better isolate the colors to just the player, but my After Effects was being wonky yesterday.

Thank you, garde, for weighing in here. Excellent criticisms and fantastic advice. I love when people approach it from a technical aspect and can enjoy those parts of the video as well.

03/21/2018 - 12:31pm Better embed for the board?

Never mind, post is updated. Enjoy everyone! Let me know what ya think.

03/20/2018 - 11:43am You're a hero, man.

You're a hero, man. Impossible to find ANY of these tournament games, let alone the Michigan ones.

03/12/2018 - 10:32pm Logic - Ballin

Logic - Ballin

03/05/2018 - 1:29pm Only issue I see with the

Only issue I see with the McPoyle tweet, should be:

"Pretty sure Matt McQuaid's parents are McPoyle's"

Gotta keep those bloodlines pure!

03/05/2018 - 10:56am I'm more offended for

I'm more offended for Simpson. I think Wagner was really valuable, but Michigan doesn't win this tournament without Simpson. His defensive efforts are somehow worth nothing to the Big Ten.

03/04/2018 - 9:26pm I literally said "What the

I literally said "What the fuck??" when it happened.

03/01/2018 - 7:16pm This is what I was looking at

This is what I was looking at too. MAAR touched the ball to stop it from rolling into the crowd, and I don't have a problem starting the count at the touch, but that fifth second was SHORT.

Overall, if you start an actual timer at the time of MAAR's touch, it's well over the 5 seconds, but the ref's count is what matters, so the last one being about twice as fast as the first 4 is quite annoying.

01/27/2018 - 9:04pm Pantaleo has been cold, as

Pantaleo has been cold, as well. Agree that Massa just doesn't look even close to the same he did before the injury. Guessing he's closer to 60% than 100% right now.

01/17/2018 - 4:01pm Ah - that'd do it. Thank you

Ah - that'd do it. Thank you for the info.

01/17/2018 - 3:03pm Sorry about that, let me try

Sorry about that, let me try to embed here in the comments:

EDIT - Yeah, twitter embeds no longer work I guess? Strange. Sorry guys.

12/23/2017 - 6:57pm This is why no one likes you, Toby. Go back to the

This is why no one likes you, Toby. Go back to the annex.

12/22/2017 - 11:01am Good point. +1

Good point. +1

12/22/2017 - 10:57am Interesting to see Barrett to

Interesting to see Barrett to GT. Seems like the staff pushed for him hard but then probably cooled off? Likely a lack of space or an academic thing?

I would take all the OTs I could get at this point.

12/01/2017 - 9:56am This is phenomenal.

This is phenomenal. Well-done.

11/21/2017 - 1:01pm The defense is young, but

The defense is young, but mainly in the secondary. Winovich, Gary, & Hurst all got a decent amount of time last year on the DL, as well as Bush and McCray and LB.

Having an elite DL and some experience at LB greatly mitigates the true youth of the defense in the secondary. Also, the CBs are elite, plain and simple.

On offense, it all revolves around the OL. You got a 5th year at center by default, Cole at OT playing out of position based on necessity alone. Bredeson and Onwenu show promise, just young. Ditto Ruiz. Options at RT are either not great or sushi raw. That comes down to a lack of depth thanks to the 2013 & 2014 classes. Michigan also missed on some big OL targets in 15 that could have mitigated that.

WR was a complete overhaul. It's rare to have a true freshman WR that is a solid contributer, and the only potential one for Michigan (Black) got hurt.

The TEs have been anywhere from solid to good, but they're only 2 guys.

RBs are great but behind the mentioned struggling OL.

2 QB injuries will limit your playbook as you're shifting the starting guy multiple times throughout the year. Plus, Speight and O'Korn weren't really performing on a high level overall.

Overall, the offense has a lack of able bodies on the OL and some key injuries to positions where Michigan couldn't afford them leaves no options to mitigate that damage.

11/10/2017 - 3:15pm Yep, eventually after each

Yep, eventually after each play, I was editing just like:

11/06/2017 - 7:43pm Greene (73) is also eligible

Greene (73) is also eligible to play the entire game next week.

11/06/2017 - 7:19pm Greene also being able to

Greene also being able to play next week is an absolute joke.

A guy throws two punches and gets the same punishment as a guy who approaches an opponent. Should Metellus have approached the guy? No. At most it should have been a 15 yard penalty for Metellus.

Here's the full replay of the fight, where you can clearly see 2 punches thrown by Greene and zero by Metellus.

11/06/2017 - 5:19pm Here's a video of all Spencer

Here's a video of all Spencer Tillman's idiotic criticisms of Kinnel / praises of Greene after the fight. Remember, guys, offensive tackles are people, too! (a thing he actually said)

 

11/05/2017 - 9:30am You're reading the first tiebreaker for 3+ teams

You're reading the first tiebreaker for 3+ teams incorrectly.

It is the overall record AGAINST the other tied teams.

Michigan needs to win out, MSU needs to lose 2 more, PSU needs to lose 1 more.

If Michigan is in ANY 3 or 4 way tie, they lose. It has to end with Michigan and OSU in a H2H if Michigan wants a shot.

11/04/2017 - 3:42pm I'm guessing the OL who's

I'm guessing the OL who's beat just yells. Could be a word for "watch your back", or it could just be a yell of warning.

O'Korn probably had an internal clock that randomly caused him to bug out.

11/01/2017 - 3:55pm Michigan has their best draft

Michigan has their best draft class in program HISTORY, and you have this expectation?

"I assumed it was a more talented & athletic team than years past so that would make up for it"

Man, it feels like you were setting yourself up for disappointment.

10/26/2017 - 10:14pm Thank you!

Excellent post. Am looking forward to this year's team quite a bit. Has a lot of potential.

10/24/2017 - 8:47pm This is becoming a very

This is becoming a very impressive recruiting class.

A big reason Paris has to have looked at is the departure of All-American HWT Adam Coon after this year. There will be a gap for a big-time HWT wrestler right away, which obvious Paris provides.

If Coon decides to stick around with the CKWC after his career at Michigan (for Olympic reasons), that'll be another huge resource for Paris' development at UofM.

10/19/2017 - 7:43pm Good find - I wasn't able to

Good find - I wasn't able to find any intentional grounding about conserving time, so this definitely makes it seem like there should have been an intentional grounding on the almost Devin Bush Jr. sack.

Thanks, man.

10/19/2017 - 6:38pm I'll be sure to include the totals in a post

I'll be sure to include the totals in a post tomorrow with the final video.

10/19/2017 - 1:43pm Thanks! Probably in a couple

Thanks! Probably in a couple hours.

10/19/2017 - 1:43pm I'll be addressing that

I'll be addressing that particular DPI call in the third video I release. It'll be interesting to see what people think of the Michigan interference calls today.

In regards to the holding, I only saw one main one against Gary that I would probably call questionable. The punt return is one that was absolutely missed, I just missed that one in editing. Will address that one as well.

10/19/2017 - 11:00am Good suggestion. Think that

Good suggestion. Think that could be useful. Only concern with that is that it might be a bit hard to find the content for that. Including more snippets from the rule-book is definitely doable, but finding footage outside of the game would likely inflate the time it would take to churn these out.

Thanks for the suggestion, though! If there are games in the future that have less penalties, it would definitely be a handy way of explaining my opinion / verdict on each.

10/18/2017 - 3:39pm You're right. Thanks for the clarification

You're right. Thanks for the clarification

10/18/2017 - 3:38pm Damn. Good find.

Damn. Good find.

10/18/2017 - 3:19pm Fair enough. Defensive holding is a hard foul to

Fair enough. Defensive holding is a hard foul to call, because it really is a "how much is too much" call. The Gentry one on the almost interception was one I had a good angle on at the game.

10/18/2017 - 3:16pm Fair enough. I was debating while making this if

Fair enough. I was debating while making this if it was questionable. I think there are definitely fair arguments for why it's valid. Probably should have put it as questionable.

10/18/2017 - 3:05pm Much appreciated! This one

Much appreciated! This one was very difficult to stay objective.

The potential intentional grounding plays were technically legal in regards to the rulebook, but the rules themselves are so damn vague, it really has to be thrown to the middle of nowhere for it to be called. A few rule-book gripes I have:

  1. A QB can throw a pass 25 yards over the head of a receiver out of bounds without it being a penalty. There needs to be a rule that takes into account the catchability of the ball thrown out of bounds, in my opinion.
  2. From the rule book "intentionally throws a desperation forward pass that falls incomplete where there is no eligible Team A receiver. It allows for so much wiggle room on what is defined as in the area. There are no specifics. Any rule without specifics suck.
  3. All rules on intentional grounding revolve around the concept of "saving yardage". There are none about saving time. There should be more rules set in place about grounding in situations to stop the clock.

I usually do ask my significant other in regards to styling, readability, etc. More often than not, though, I'm out of town, so when we do talk I try to stay away from topics about football (talk about that enough when we're together haha).

Appreciate all your suggestions, they're quite useful.

10/18/2017 - 2:52pm The rule reads:
"A block

The rule reads:

"A block below the waist is a block in which the force of teh initial contact is below the waist of an opponent who has one or both feet on the ground. When in question, the contact is below the waist"

So it's not below the waist when the opponent is jumping. However, McCray did have one foot on the ground, so it should have been called. The only possible argument you could have is that the blocker hit McCray's hands above his waist, which is legal:

"A blocker who makes contact above the waist and then slides below the waist has not blocked below the waist. If the blocker first contacts the opposing player's hands at the waist or above, it is a legal 'above the waist' block."

I still think it should have been called a penalty, but maybe the hands part is what kept the refs from throwing it? Hard to say.

10/18/2017 - 2:47pm I'll give the no-caps a try

I'll give the no-caps a try on the next one. Thought the all-caps was a bit cleaner, but it's an easy thing to try out.

10/18/2017 - 2:42pm You're absolutely right - it

You're absolutely right - it was completely a block in the back. Kicking myself that I forgot it. I'll be sure to edit the OP to mention that call.

I'll likely make a third and final vid (after the Michigan one) where I include any plays I initially overlooked.

10/18/2017 - 2:40pm This one I had a really rough

This one I had a really rough time on. I called it bad since I kind of equate it to the Hill interception that was called DPI as well. I do think there is a strong case for the Fant INT being a valid DPI call, I just think it was irrelevant in regards to the outcome of the play.

I know that doesn't mean that the penalty shouldn't be called, but I guess it kind of goes with #2. I likely should have categorized it as "questionable".

10/18/2017 - 2:29pm It definitely is! Love going

It definitely is! Love going through the games and analyzing different aspects of it.

In regards to your question, this is the first time I really looked for penalties / analyzed each penalty, so I don't have any analysis outside of this game. I do think, especially after the Michigan part of this analysis, that the refs were just bad. Didn't seem like they were necessarily trying to give any team the benefit of the doubt or anything like you said.

Everything thus far points to an inconsistent but very flag-happy crew.